Classroom Teacher - Crossroads Charter Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Physical Education
Job Title: Middle School Physical Education and Health Teacher (2023-2024 School Year)
Job Location: Crossroads Charter Schools
Beginning: Jul 24, 2023
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Middle School Education
Certificate: Physical Education
District: Crossroads Charter Schools
Kansas City, MO 64105
Telephone: 816-221-3191 EXT 334
Job Description:

The primary responsibilities are to provide support in the instructional process by serving as a facilitator of learning, developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing classroom and school issues; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from parents or guardians regarding academic and social-emotional issues.  The ideal candidate has experience with the workshop model and project-based learning.  The teacher must be a hardworking, goal-oriented and enthusiastic professional with excellent subject knowledge and a sound understanding of the Missouri Learning Standards and Common Core Standards. The teacher is a motivated individual with a keen interest in encouraging and inspiring students to love learning and excel both academically and socially.  The teacher collaborates with staff to co-plan, co-deliver, and individualize instruction for all students in a class; work together creatively to accommodate special needs, diversity and educational backgrounds of the students; and overcome instructional challenges constructively.  
Position Responsibilities:
  • Teach knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms, and dance, and individual, dual, or team sports, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education and other appropriate learning activities. 
  • Work cooperatively with other physical education teachers in planning a balanced physical education program.
  • Analyze, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge, and strategies of formal sports, games rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.
  • Provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student, to the extent feasible.
  • Provide appropriate safety instruction and make safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of students. 
  • Maintain control of storage and use of school-owned property. 
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas. 
  • Evaluate each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge, and contribution in team sports.
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district, and/or in self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Select and order uniforms, equipment, and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
  • Communicates with parents, coaches, and on student progress. 
  • Identify student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems. 
  • Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.  
  • Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process. 
  • Establish weekly objectives and Units of Study that cover the Missouri Learning Standards and Common Core State Standards.  
  • Facilitate activities and projects that incorporate communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.  
  • Use discipline models of BIST and Love & Logic to maintain a positive, encouraging learning environment.
  • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs. 
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor. 
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education
  • Valid Missouri teaching certificate in the area of Physical Education 
  • Demonstrated success in urban education
  • Desire to continue professional development
  • Excellent organization skills and an ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an ability to keep multiple stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, staff, volunteers and partners, informed of critical issues, activities and schedules.  
  • Must pass extensive background check.
  • All applicants must apply on the Crossroads website at:

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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